Accession Number : ADA327283

Title :   Group Member Diversity and Group Processes: A Contingency Approach.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Jul 96,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Knouse, Stephen B.

PDF Url : ADA327283

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This paper reviews the current research and theory on group diversity and group processes. It is argued that whereas the diversity management literature largely advocates an organization wide approach to diversity, researchers and practitioners should instead approach diversity from a group process contingency approach. A model of diversity, group processes, and moderator variables is presented. Finally, implications for diversity management and for future research are discussed.

Descriptors :   *GROUP DYNAMICS, *INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TEAMS(PERSONNEL), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, SEGREGATION(SOCIOLOGY), GENDER DISCRIMINATION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE